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January 20, 2017 Mollypup 0

I got wind of liberals surging to prep via other means…………..and I’m keeping an eye on it. Them prepping is not a bad thing. I want to know what has thrown these blind sheeple totally in the opposite direction. That’s a drastic shift & should be taken seriously. As for the govt taking their “free stuff”…….trust me those mooching on the dole are NOT the prepping sort, nor could they afford to do so. They’re not the ones who are prepping. Actually, those that mooch rarely even pay attention to politics. Those that aren’t on the govt dole to mooch, but work hard & need help……now that might be a different story IF they can afford it. If that is the case, then huge kuddos to them for seeing the potential for disaster & preparing themselves for it or at least trying to do so.

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January 20, 2017 RayMac1963 0

I did notice a spike in the price of mountain house’s buckets on Amazon. I keep em on my watch list, and anytime i need to add an item to get to free shipping i drop a bucket on my list. Yesterday morning I got a notice that they went from 60 to 67 dollars. You ca still get em for 60 bucks from the Walmart site with pick up in store.

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January 20, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:After re-reading the OP article, do you think the 2nd Amendment will ever be threatened again?

After all, a number of the liberal preppers interviews in the article are actually buying guns in fear of a tyrannical government.

Or will they forget as soon as a Democrat is elected to the WH?

we managed to get thru the past 8 years without the balloon popping – don’t ask me how – but I think one of the overall reasons is getting booted out today …. good impetus for – more – expanded – enlarged – violent – rioting ….

you’ll never see anti-2A laws proposed again after a major all encompassing nationwide riot – the next 3 generations will have distinct stories to pass along ….

Good point.

I fear two opposing sides, deeply entrenched in their beliefs, both armed.

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January 20, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Cast Iron wrote:
After re-reading the OP article, do you think the 2nd Amendment will ever be threatened again?

After all, a number of the liberal preppers interviews in the article are actually buying guns in fear of a tyrannical government.

Or will they forget as soon as a Democrat is elected to the WH?

we managed to get thru the past 8 years without the balloon popping – don’t ask me how – but I think one of the overall reasons is getting booted out today …. good impetus for – more – expanded – enlarged – violent – rioting ….

you’ll never see anti-2A laws proposed again after a major all encompassing nationwide riot – the next 3 generations will have distinct stories to pass along ….

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January 20, 2017 Cast Iron 0

After re-reading the OP article, do you think the 2nd Amendment will ever be threatened again?

After all, a number of the liberal preppers interviews in the article are actually buying guns in fear of a tyrannical government.

Or will they forget as soon as a Democrat is elected to the WH?

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January 20, 2017 ajax727 0

Well heck the libs are prepared , they have there gas mask there protest signs , there paycheck from SORO’S , and there directions or orders from the socialist leaders . Along with there free health care just in case they get hurt while assaulting officers or there fellow Americans .
There has been one dip who set himself on fire , if they want to make a real big show they should all gather in a very large group and do the same thing but this time let the fire burn out on it’s own . That way they can get all the new coverage they want .

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January 20, 2017 Cast Iron 0
handyman777 wrote:

anita wrote:This is the second story I’ve seen about this.

Liberals are catching the prepping bug.

We’re tired of being perceived as wusses who won’t survive when poo poo hits the fan,” said Stacy, a Texas Democrat who recently caught the prepper bug. She spoke with Vocativ on the condition we not publish her last name. “I, for one, don’t like to be thought of as some precious snowflake.”

Pretty ironic.

http://www.vocativ.com/390175/liberal-p … guns-food/

Hat tip: Drudge

I find it kind of funny that the same people that called us PARANOID because we are preppers are now paranoid themselves; just because we have a new President going into office.

We all started prepping for one reason or another, and mine wasn’t because of some elected official.

Watching the snowflakes on the news, I can’t help but laugh!!!!
It’s really hard to believe there are people out there like that. Talk about paranoid.

That is what I am seeing.

From the OP and article,

“With the new administration I worry about Nazi-style camps that would include my wife, our twins and myself,” said Melissa Letos, who lives with her family on a five-acre spread near Portland, Oregon.

Why?

Trump’s speech after the Orlando shooting:

We express our deepest sympathies to the victims, the wounded, and their families. We mourn as one people for our nation’s loss, and pledge our support to any and all who need it. I would like to ask now that we all observe a moment of silence for the victims of this attack.

Thank you. Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando’s LGBT community.

http://time.com/4367120/orlando-shootin … ranscript/

I have never seen anything indicating he was anti-LBGT.

Yet the rhetoric and fear of such things continues to permeate, and divide the nation.

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January 20, 2017 handyman777 0
anita wrote:
This is the second story I’ve seen about this.

Liberals are catching the prepping bug.

We’re tired of being perceived as wusses who won’t survive when poo poo hits the fan,” said Stacy, a Texas Democrat who recently caught the prepper bug. She spoke with Vocativ on the condition we not publish her last name. “I, for one, don’t like to be thought of as some precious snowflake.”

Pretty ironic.

http://www.vocativ.com/390175/liberal-p … guns-food/

Hat tip: Drudge

I find it kind of funny that the same people that called us PARANOID because we are preppers are now paranoid themselves; just because we have a new President going into office.

We all started prepping for one reason or another, and mine wasn’t because of some elected official.

Watching the snowflakes on the news, I can’t help but laugh!!!!
It’s really hard to believe there are people out there like that. Talk about paranoid.

(I guess I’ll have to come out from under my rock or (Spider Hole) more often) LOL

As for myself I consider myself an ” Independent Republican” if there is such a thing. So when I see these tags (links), I have to laugh.

Thanks Anita

Remember its time to…Make America Great Again

It has to be very overwhelming for–Mr.Trump soon to be President Trump :thumbsup:
To probably be the most powerful man in the World.

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January 20, 2017 theoutback 0
RubyAbigail wrote:
Thank you for your thoughtful reply.
I am very liberal, and I am proud of it. :) I believe that when we all do better when we all do better. That just seems to make sense to me.
That also means that I would like a stronger infrastructure that includes good education and jobs for everybody. This means giving people a chance to succeed in their goals. I was given a couple a chances when I was laid off twice. I took advantage of the education that was given to me and I have done well with those chances.
But I also believe in being prepared for anything that might come our way.

Guess what Ruby, conservatives want stronger infrastructure, great not good education, jobs etc., we just disagree on how to get there. Big government, which seems to be the answer to all ills for libs, isn’t the answer, freedom and less government is. Now that does involve a spirit of self sufficiency……oh my God…..being self sufficient, how dare anyone suggest that! Which is why we just laugh at the hypocrisy of libs prepping. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy you’re prepping, but it’s just the hypocrisy that is hilarious. You should just be relying on the government to take care of you in an emergency.

We as a society would do much better to understand that the choices you make dictate the life you lead, and don’t rely on the government for everything, unless you are TRULY in need!

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January 20, 2017 daaswampman 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
Rhyse, thats what scares me, and gives me hope. Time will tell.

It is not about wealth! It’s about power and some (most) can never have enough! Sleep tight! Swamp

From The Prophecy:

Lucifer: Little Tommy Daggett. How I loved listening to your sweet prayers every night. And then you’d jump in your bed, so afraid I was under there. And I was!

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January 19, 2017 RubyAbigail 0

Thank you for your thoughtful reply.
I am very liberal, and I am proud of it. :) I believe that when we all do better when we all do better. That just seems to make sense to me.
That also means that I would like a stronger infrastructure that includes good education and jobs for everybody. This means giving people a chance to succeed in their goals. I was given a couple a chances when I was laid off twice. I took advantage of the education that was given to me and I have done well with those chances.
But I also believe in being prepared for anything that might come our way.

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January 19, 2017 Permafrost 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I came here because it was about prepping and to learn more about it, but this is a political site more then it is prepping. And yes I got caught up in the politics too because we have problems and likely will have more.

I know what you mean. It seems like there is a polarizing split in just about anything these days. To top it off “conservatives” are not really conservative any more. A true conservative would be pro choice both for financial reasons (a abortion is way cheaper than welfare) and political reasons (it is a decision that has nothing to do with government) but that is not the case when you ask a conservative. Freedom of religion is another hot button issue that a true conservative would champion, but it seems that christianity has got its hooks into conservatives and twisted it to mean freedom of christianity. As much as I don’t like fags, lgbt rights should technically be a conservative value because the government has no business in someones bedroom. There is a laundry list of true conservative values that are largely neglected in the modern conservative movement. I find it truly amusing that even when talking about preparedness there is a polarizing split, since when was basic survival based solely on political persuasion.

Granted I think many of the liberal ideals of fairness and equality and charity are garbage, because they defy the laws of nature that demand that only the strong & smart should survive and breed. But to discount a whole portion of the population based on their political persuasion seems shortsighted at best. I trade with a couple of ultra hippies that I would classify as extremely liberal, and they are as prepared as I am if not more. I think most of their preparedness is due to wanting to live a “carbon free” (whatever the hell that means) lifestyle, but they are prepared none the less. From bullets & arrows to solar & wind to dogs & horses their homestead will survive many years if not decades after a collapse, due to proper planning and efficient execution of those plans. The fact that they are bleeding heart liberals has no bearing on their long term survivability.

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January 19, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Who is doing name calling, not me?

It seems anything with even liberal close to it is seen as horrible. I am a mix, you folks labeled me so I picked up on it. Before coming here I never considered myself liberal or conservative, just a person that lived, tried to do right for ourselves and others and worried about our country and the people. Now I’m more worried then I was before.

Now I’m called everything, quite a strange thing to me. There is no trying to explain as there is no give here nothing but hard line people that think anything outside their narrow sightline is wrong.

I came here because it was about prepping and to learn more about it, but this is a political site more then it is prepping. And yes I got caught up in the politics too because we have problems and likely will have more.

I hope we have enough of everything to care for ourselves as I would ever hate to have to ask for help from any of you. I’m sure we would just get kicked down the road. I guess even with all the issues we have had we have retained the ability to not hate anything that is different.

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January 19, 2017 RubyAbigail 0

You folks seem to think that all conservatives are nazi monsters. I give generously to worthy charities. I have helped many needy people by myself. Stick that in your liberal pipe and smoke it!
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Maybe if you would lay off the name calling and overall nastiness towards others that don’t agree with you, then we not see you as “Nazi monsters”.

Ruby

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January 19, 2017 Permafrost 0
RayMac1963 wrote:

Permafrost wrote:Funny. I never thought of preparedness as a liberal or conservative trait, only a genetic survival mechanism that is stronger in some than in others. I think everybody has both “liberal” and “conservative” tendencies, and they have nothing to do with prepping.

HEY!!! Permas back in town. Hows the homestead! I thought about you when i bought this fleece Balaclava the other day.

It was ok, had a wind storm a month ago and it shut down all the trails. Been clearing down trees to get the trap lines open. Figured since I wasn’t making any money I would come to town to visit the family for a few days and resupply. Unfortunately we got a snow dump a while ago on that covered up some overflow on the river, had a hell of a time getting back to town. Nice to see the family though, it was definitely worth the effort getting to town. That and now I can catch up on my reading here.

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January 19, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
RayMac1963 wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:You folks seem to think that all conservatives are nazi monsters. I give generously to worthy charities. I have helped many needy people by myself. Stick that in your liberal pipe and smoke it!
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I don’t know about that Nazi monsters business, but there are a few surly characters in Virginia that served in the Navy that i might wanna keep a weather eye on. :p

Surly is not a word I would use to describe myself :D
I’m a very easy person to get along with………., until you wrong me or mine.
I’m more of a “firm” person.
Reb

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January 19, 2017 RayMac1963 0
Permafrost wrote:
Funny. I never thought of preparedness as a liberal or conservative trait, only a genetic survival mechanism that is stronger in some than in others. I think everybody has both “liberal” and “conservative” tendencies, and they have nothing to do with prepping.

HEY!!! Permas back in town. Hows the homestead! I thought about you when i bought this fleece Balaclava the other day.

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January 19, 2017 RayMac1963 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
You folks seem to think that all conservatives are nazi monsters. I give generously to worthy charities. I have helped many needy people by myself. Stick that in your liberal pipe and smoke it!
Reb

I don’t know about that Nazi monsters business, but there are a few surly characters in Virginia that served in the Navy that i might wanna keep a weather eye on. :p

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January 19, 2017 BK in KC 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
You folks seem to think that all conservatives are nazi monsters. I give generously to worthy charities. I have helped many needy people by myself. Stick that in your liberal pipe and smoke it!
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Study after study has revealed that conservatives donate more to charity than liberals.

Poorer conservatives more generous than wealthy liberals – new study

But liberals love to vote for government benefits for the “needy”. In short, they love to be generous with other peoples money.

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January 19, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
You folks seem to think all liberals are on the dole, I don’t get that. I know many many wealthy people that are liberals like us, though most of us are more moderate. The difference is we also believe in helping those less fortunate. Some people no matter how hard they work will never have anything.

I do not like what I hear about repealing health care, they are saying health care will be available. Well if many of the people that don’t have it could afford it most would. Make health savings accounts, you have to have left over money to save, offer less expensive likely worthless insurance, same thing.

Most of us worked and had decent benefits protecting us from illness and health issues, I know without that coverage we would have been broke with some of my and DD’s health issues. It’s just not black and white like some of you see it. Also you need to make enough money to cover basic needs before you can save, wages are not keeping up.

I see all these old folks enjoying life out here spending big dollars, that’s because they like us were the recipients of good paying jobs and benefits that seem to be going away daily.

Some folks are one accident away from being poor.

You folks seem to think that all conservatives are nazi monsters. I give generously to worthy charities. I have helped many needy people by myself. Stick that in your liberal pipe and smoke it!
Reb

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January 18, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

You folks seem to think all liberals are on the dole, I don’t get that. I know many many wealthy people that are liberals like us, though most of us are more moderate. The difference is we also believe in helping those less fortunate. Some people no matter how hard they work will never have anything.

I do not like what I hear about repealing health care, they are saying health care will be available. Well if many of the people that don’t have it could afford it most would. Make health savings accounts, you have to have left over money to save, offer less expensive likely worthless insurance, same thing.

Most of us worked and had decent benefits protecting us from illness and health issues, I know without that coverage we would have been broke with some of my and DD’s health issues. It’s just not black and white like some of you see it. Also you need to make enough money to cover basic needs before you can save, wages are not keeping up.

I see all these old folks enjoying life out here spending big dollars, that’s because they like us were the recipients of good paying jobs and benefits that seem to be going away daily.

Some folks are one accident away from being poor.

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January 18, 2017 RayMac1963 0
handyman777 wrote:
There probably getting a little worried that the new PRESIDENT might cut them off, from all the free stuff and they’ll have to fend for themselves some day.
This should be interesting.

Thats not a good thing. they see something they don’t like just like we do, forget their political perspective. Don’t sell em short like all libs are on some government dole. You’re in Michigan too, I know a LOT of union guys who work darn hard for they’re money who lean left. IF they see something scary, i would keep my eye on it and ask “why”.

Remember who the biggest beneficiary has been of the expansion of the food stamp/welfare support system has been… WALMART!

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January 18, 2017 Gunns 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
Hope some do, everyone should be prepared for financial issues, health issues, weather events, or just unexpected problems that go with life.

It’s not as easy as it sounds, takes commitment, unless like me, I grew up prepping before it was called prepping, for us it was a matter of survival and it just continues. My husband’s family did not live like we did though they were very frugal. We were much more self reliant from necessity. So both of us brought parts of prepping to our marriage, DIY, saving money, planning for the future, having skills to keep us going instead of depending on others, living a life with deferred gratification, that’s why we are so late doing a lot. But it did work, now if we can live to enjoy what we sowed. We can survive pretty much anything long as we can maintain our health, at our age that is one variable you can’t control.

Frugal. That’s a word used to describe me and my wife. Guess that is why we have no debt now. We never collected stuff for the sake of stuff. Only what we needed in most cases.

Can’t control your age either. I am finding that out first hand.

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January 18, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
ajax727 wrote:
They may be preparing to become looters and aid there rioting friends . They will find that prepping is away of life , a few weapons and a box or two of ammo and a little food is only a very small part of being prepared .
Kinda funny about snowflakes when it gets hot they will melt away , even a buttercup will spoil and will be useless .

to be a successful & fully prepared prepper – prepared for the FULL gambit of SHTFs – not a 72 Hour FEMA prepper – and that’s what these newbie liberal preppers are contending that they are prepping toward ….

there’s certain inner traits that need to be present – traits that are 180 degrees opposed to what makes a liberal a liberal …. not saying a liberal prepper won’t make – sheeple will make it over the very best prepared preppers – but what a liberal would consider to inconceivable inner demons will be faced in a serious SHTF … not being able to do what’s necessary – when necessary – will prove disastrous if not totally lethal ….

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January 18, 2017 ajax727 0

They may be preparing to become looters and aid there rioting friends . They will find that prepping is away of life , a few weapons and a box or two of ammo and a little food is only a very small part of being prepared .
Kinda funny about snowflakes when it gets hot they will melt away , even a buttercup will spoil and will be useless .

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January 18, 2017 theoutback 0
oldasrocks wrote:
MEIN GOTT! PS is sounding like a conservative Republican. Proof that miracles can happen.

SMH… She probably still doesn’t get it.

PatrioticStabilist wrote:
Hope some do, everyone should be prepared for financial issues, health issues, weather events, or just unexpected problems that go with life.

It’s not as easy as it sounds, takes commitment, unless like me, I grew up prepping before it was called prepping, for us it was a matter of survival and it just continues. My husband’s family did not live like we did though they were very frugal. We were much more self reliant from necessity. So both of us brought parts of prepping to our marriage, DIY, saving money, planning for the future, having skills to keep us going instead of depending on others, living a life with deferred gratification, that’s why we are so late doing a lot. But it did work, now if we can live to enjoy what we sowed. We can survive pretty much anything long as we can maintain our health, at our age that is one variable you can’t control.

PS, common think about it. You are conservative if you believe what you just wrote. Democrats/liberals don’t believe in being self reliant, saving money, planning for the future, not depending on others, unless the government does it for them.

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January 18, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Hope some do, everyone should be prepared for financial issues, health issues, weather events, or just unexpected problems that go with life.

It’s not as easy as it sounds, takes commitment, unless like me, I grew up prepping before it was called prepping, for us it was a matter of survival and it just continues. My husband’s family did not live like we did though they were very frugal. We were much more self reliant from necessity. So both of us brought parts of prepping to our marriage, DIY, saving money, planning for the future, having skills to keep us going instead of depending on others, living a life with deferred gratification, that’s why we are so late doing a lot. But it did work, now if we can live to enjoy what we sowed. We can survive pretty much anything long as we can maintain our health, at our age that is one variable you can’t control.

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January 18, 2017 BK in KC 0

Good for them. We all have our reasons for prepping and they’ve found theirs. I don’t know how many will stick with it though, since prepping is a long term commitment. Most likely most will buy a gun and a bucket of freeze-dried survival food and that will be that.

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January 17, 2017 theoutback 0
anita wrote:
This is the second story I’ve seen about this.

Liberals are catching the prepping bug.

We’re tired of being perceived as wusses who won’t survive when poo poo hits the fan,” said Stacy, a Texas Democrat who recently caught the prepper bug. She spoke with Vocativ on the condition we not publish her last name. “I, for one, don’t like to be thought of as some precious snowflake.”

Pretty ironic.

http://www.vocativ.com/390175/liberal-p … guns-food/

Hat tip: Drudge

Very ironic! I could never understand why any lib would prep, that’s what FEMA’s for.

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